David France Survives a Plague and Resurrects a Martyr

The reason people’s stories need to be told is usually personal. That’s certainly true of David France’s new documentary, “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson,” which will be screened at the Provincetown International Film Festival on Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18. France met Johnson in the early ’80s, when he first moved to New York City as a young gay man…

Provincetown Film Fest honors Sofia Coppola & Chloë Sevigny

Academy Award winning writer/director Sofia Coppola    is being honored by the Provincetown International Film Festival as their 2017 Filmmaker on the Edge.  and will be in conversation with filmmaker John Waters.

The Provincetown Film Festival has also just announced that actress and director Chloë Sevigny will receive the 2017 Excellence in Acting Award. Sevigny started her career in 1995 in Larry Clark’s controversial coming of age story Kids, but her big breakthrough came in when she played Lana Tisdel in Kimberly Pierce’s Boys Don’t Cry  the biographical film of trans man Brandon Teena who was raped and murdered.  Sevigny will accept the Award at the Festival in conversation with Eugene Hernandez, deputy director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center .

Provincetown film fest announces 2017 lineup

The Provincetown International Film Festival announced that “Ingrid Goes West” was selected as the closing night film, and co-writer and director Matt Spicer and producer and star Aubrey Plaza plan to be there. The festival will open with “Mr. Roosevelt,” a film written, directed and starring Noël Wells, and spotlight selections include Vincent Gagliostro’s “After Louie,” Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled,” and David France’s “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson.”